Reading Amendment XIV, Section 1-2 of the U.S. Constitution on the House Floor
January 15, 2013
One of the resounding themes I have heard from my constituents is that we are a nation of laws, not of men. Congress should adhere to the Constitution and the finite list of powers it grants to the federal government, and today, I was proud to participate in the reading of the U.S. Constitution on the House floor.
Section I: All persons born or naturalized in the United States, and subject to the jurisdiction thereof, are citizens of the United States and of the State wherein they reside. No State shall make or enforce any law which shall abridge the privileges or immunities of citizens of the United States; nor shall any State deprive any person of life, liberty, or property, without due process of law; nor deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws.
Representatives shall be apportioned among the several States according to their respective numbers, counting the whole number of persons in each State, excluding Indians not taxed.